The Break-up Notebook

A few weeks ago, my employer and I broke up.  We parted friends, but I’ll admit it — I took a sucker punch to my pride.  In the days that followed, my friend Brooke Green marveled at my process for dealing with the circumstances.

The conversation sparked a topic for Brooke’s podcast (The Ultimate Sales Chick), so I joined her on a recording.  We talked about my process, in particular, how I used a Break-up Notebook to flush my head trash.

My process for anything involves writing, so the notebook is merely a means to an end. The power comes from the introspection.  By moving it out of your head and onto paper, you diffuse the negative stuff and give rise to why you’re stellar at what you do.

10 Things To Write in Your Break-up Notebook

  1. What I Won’t Miss
  2. What I Hated
  3. The Challenges (Objective Version)
  4. Defining Moments (aka the Forks in the Road)
  5. Stellar Performances
  6. Then & Now (aka Life Before & After Me)
  7. A Timeline of Events
  8. What I Didn’t Get To
  9. What I’ll Miss the Most
  10. 5 Lessons

3 thoughts on “The Break-up Notebook

  1. Heard you on Brooke’s podcast.

    Fortunately, I’m not “changing careers” today, but who knows, maybe I will be tomorrow.

    I’d link to a couple of posts here, but the URL’s are very long.

    If you’ll email me, I’ll pass them along.

    Your About page says you turn info into gold.

    This blog will allow you to do just that and I invite you to fill the www with that very gold until the right 49er comes along to pan for it.

    Peace and congrats on the start of the next new you 😉

  2. Pingback: Handling an Office Break-up « Dig Deep Thinker

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